Catherine (Cass) Mary Wissman, nee Esten, 91, died peacefully on September 18, 2020, at Gilcrest Hospice, Towson, MD. Born on September 4, 1929, she was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Esten (nee Gerdelmann). A graduate of Little Flower High School, Cass grew up in Philadelphia, PA with her brother Joseph Esten who predeceased her and is survived by her beloved sister, Ann Spiecker, She married Alphonse Wissman, who passed away in 1993 and they raised five children, her sons, Al (Nelly), of Parkton, MD, Dave (Pam), of Reisterstown, MD and Tim (Alison), of Adelaide, Australia, and her daughters, Cathy (Michael) Pressimone, of Mohnton, PA, and Louise (Bill) Flynn, of Wilmington, DE. She is survived by 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, the last one born just hours before she passed away. She is also survived by three nieces and 4 nephews. Her beloved godson and nephew, Francis (Buzzy) Spiecker, predeceased her. Cass was an active member at Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, MD, while residing in Reisterstown. She was a wonderful friend and a lifelong gracious volunteer, helping at Our Daily Bread, Mission of Mercy and many other service programs through her church and community. Her door was always open to neighbors and friends with a welcoming smile and a delightfully sarcastic wit. Her smile was always welcoming and her laughter quick and hearty. Cass understood the value of hard work and tenacity. She gave, and rew her strength from her large family and dedicated every effort to their well-being. Cass was willing to open her heart to those in need and offer her cooking, personal care, chauffeuring or company wherever she saw need.
Funeral arrangements are through Evans Funeral Home in Monkton, MD.
The service will be Private and she will be buried with her husband in Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Bonauenture Indian Mission & School - 25 W Navarre Blvd. Thoreau, NM 87323. or St. Joseph Indian School - 1301 N Main St. Chambezlin, SD 57325.
Eternal Rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. And may her soul, and the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen.
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